Services for High School Teachers

How do I arrange for a library instruction session?

Please contact Julia Glauberman at or 607-777-4808 to arrange for an instruction session or tour for your high school class.

When can a library session be arranged?

Library instruction sessions can be arranged during Binghamton University's intersessions, class recesses, or regular semester depending on the availability of the Bartle instruction lab. Sessions should be scheduled at least six weeks in advance.

Is there a class size limit?

For instruction sessions, class size is limited to 25 students. Multiple sessions may be arranged to accommodate larger classes. For tours, larger class sizes are allowed, but additional chaperones are expected.

What type of supervision is required for the students while at the library?

The class instructor and/or the library media specialist must accompany all student visits.

How can I prepare my class before visiting?

To make the best use of their time at the Binghamton University Libraries, students must have a specific assignment and a general idea of the kind of resources they will be looking for during their visit. For classes that do not have a research assignment, a tour can be arranged instead.

Visiting high school students should first use the resources at their local school and public libraries, and use their interlibrary loan services if items from Binghamton University Libraries are needed.

Can the students use library computers?

During a class session, students will be given temporary login credentials that will allow them to access computers in the Bartle instruction lab for the duration of their visit. Otherwise, students under the age of 18 must have an adult present to obtain a guest account for computer access.

Can the students borrow library books?

Courtesy Borrowers cards are available for a fee. Minors will need their parent or guardian present to register for a Courtesy Borrower card.  If students wish to sign up for a card, their parents or guardians should contact Readers Services at 607-777-2194 or prior to the class visit for further information.

How can the students print, photocopy or scan?

Students may purchase a BUC$ card for $1 and add value to the card. Printing costs 8 cents per page, and photocopies cost 10 cents per page. Students also have use of walk-up scanners to copy small selections of print materials (files can be emailed directly from the scanner or saved to a personal USB drive). Students may also download materials from library databases to personal USB drives.

Where are the libraries on campus?

Please consult the Binghamton University campus map (a PDF is available to download from the interactive map menu). To find your way around the Libraries use our Floor Plans.

For more information about visiting campus, such as directions and parking, please see the University's Visiting Campus page.

Last Updated: 5/6/19